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CVE-2011-2161 Detail

Current Description

The ape_read_header function in ape.c in libavformat in FFmpeg before 0.5.4, as used in MPlayer, VideoLAN VLC media player, and other products, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via an APE (aka Monkey's Audio) file that contains a header but no frames.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://ffmpeg.mplayerhq.hu/ Vendor Advisory
http://packetstorm.linuxsecurity.com/1103-exploits/vlc105-dos.txt Broken Link
https://github.com/FFmpeg/FFmpeg/commit/8312e3fc9041027a33c8bc667bb99740fdf41dd5 Patch Third Party Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.3

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:/a:ffmpeg:ffmpeg
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (excluding)
0.5.4


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2011-2161
NVD Published Date:
05/20/2011
NVD Last Modified:
10/17/2018